A Smooth Guide ...
SUNBURY and SUNBURY ON THAMES
People, places and things of interest in Sunbury, Shepperton, Ashford, Hampton, Hampton Court, Staines upon Thames
29 Old London Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 6ND
It was once Kingston’s best kept secret. But now – 17 years after it first opened its doors – the Kingston Antiques Centre is established as the biggest, liveliest and most affordable destination for collectors in the south-east of England.
With more than 100 dealers offering a startling array of antiques and quality vintage items from bygone eras, few customers leave empty-handed. The centre is a favourite haunt for serious collectors, celebrities, university students, interior designers and local people.
The large, rambling building provides space over two floors and has retained some of the original features to provide nooks and crannies framed by an imposing double staircase.
Well-known within the antiques trade, it attracts dealers from all over the world and is a favourite recording location for the media, hosting programmes such as Bargain Hunt, The Bill, House Gift and Law & Order.
Kempton Park Race Course, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5AQ
The second and last Tuesday of every month
6.30am - 2.00pm
No trade cards required
Over 700 inside and outside stalls
Sunbury Antiques Market at Kempton Park attracts well over 700 inside and outside stallholders throughout the three indoor halls and outside hard standing drive in area.
There is always a vast range of antique goods on offer, including furniture, gold and silverware, jewellery, ceramics, kitchenallia, vintage and vintage fashion, garden ephemera, clocks, paintings, cameras books and much, much more.
Not only does the market attract those interested in the Antiques trade, but it also appeals to general collectors, prop buyers, interior and exterior designers.
For prices of pitches/stalls and market dates, visit the website.
Esher Hall, Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9AJ
Launched in 2008, the fair features around 35 specialist exhibitors from across the UK, selling the finest town and country furniture, jewellery, silver, sculpture, oil paintings and watercolours, clocks, oriental carpets, book illustrations, ceramics, glass, mirrors, textiles, Tunbridge ware, treen and many other decorative works of art. The exclusive items offered for sale represent five centuries of fashion and range in price from the modest to six figure sums.
With its black stands and intimate feel, the fair provides an ideal opportunity to buy from reputable specialists in an unhurried atmosphere. Local visitors much appreciate not having to travel into central London to find art and antiques of the highest calibre.
The majority exhibitors are members of either The British Antique Dealers' Association or LAPADA The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers.
Location close the M25 also makes it easy to visit from further afield - Ample free parking - Refreshments within the fair